What could be worse?
You endure all that pain during your training, blood sweat and tears!
You invest enormous amounts of money, which makes you worry and stress, hoping that it all pays off.
And most importantly you dedicate huge amounts of your precious time preparing for that important event to then….
This article is aimed at people who are performers, athletes, dancers, fashionistas or basically anyone who needs to make an impact and be noticed!
Having experienced this for myself, I promised to learn all that I could on how to make an impact and make sure I get seen...every time.
With over 13 years of experience, I know what it is like not even passing one round of a competition, to making the finals of a European Championship.
A competitive dancer usually only has a few seconds on grabbing their audience's attention and making a good first impression.
Here are some techniques and advice on standing out and making sure all your hard work, talent and beauty gets seen!
State of mind
Probably the single most important thing you could do to drastically improve your presence and get noticed.
Make sure you thoughts are positive and empowering you. Any negative thoughts will instantly have an effect on your body such as posture.
Having troubles with getting your thoughts right? Smile, pull back your shoulders and look up! It has been scientifically proven that how you use your body affects your emotions.
Smiling will signal to your brain to release endorphins which are responsible for making us feel good!
Fashionable vs Unique
Realize that what might work for someone already well known / successful might not work for someone starting out.
In regards to outfits, is your aim to be seen, be impactful and to be remembered?
Then rather focus on creating an outfit that is different to what is in fashion.
Realize that most people are trying to follow trends or copying other people who are in successful positions. Even if you have the best outfit out of them all, you will still just blend with the crowd.
Experiment and take risks, normal never became special.
You never know, you might just start a trend.
Act as if
Although you want to be different in your physical look, when it comes to how you act and carry yourself you definitely want to act as if you are a champion!
Decisive, focused, confident and professional are some key words to describe a champions behaviour.
'Act as if ' while you become it!
Humans are just naturally drawn to shining, sparkling things. We subconsciously associate it with high value, royalty, luxury and rarity... so why not take advantage of this?
Rhinestones are a shortcut in obtaining this but do not waste your time with plastic/acrylic rhinestones. They barely shine and will just ruin all the previous hard work.
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Glass based rhinestones, have the potential to be the perfect middle mix between sparkle and price. Factors such as the quality of the glass used, glue (if hotfix) , the consistency of the facets/ cuts of the stones, the quality of the the colors used etc.
Just like the famous "Pareto's 80/20 Rule",
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